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How to: Choose the right sleeping bag

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Too light a sleeping bag can put you in danger of hypothermia. Too heavy a bag may be too hot for comfort. Here’s how to pick a good one for your specific needs.

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Why you should make a mini survival kit part of your wardrobe

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This collection of survival items in your wardrobe may get you through an emergency!

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The SPOT Gen3 locater beacon should be accompanied by navigation gear.

Start with these basics for your wilderness survival gear

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Let this be your mantra: “I will save me. My survival kit won’t save me. My equipment or gear can’t save me.”

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Check out these do-it-yourself preparedness gifts kids can make

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A home-made gift with some thought behind it trumps the most expensive thing you can buy. And, I promise this: If a child or grandchild makes a survival and/or prepper gift for a loved one, that gift will be cherished, included in a survival kit and used!

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This Mora cleaned this limit of trout and was shaving sharp at the end of the job. The soft, non-slip handle was safe to use, even when covered with slime, scales and fish guts.

Stuff that works|Ten pieces of gear an outdoorsperson should have

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Those who have hung out in wilderness areas for any length of time come up with favorite items that do the job. A definition might be: “Stuff that works.”

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Review: Check out the Sunjack Waterproof LightStick for safe camp lighting

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Go outdoors enough and you’ll end up doing something in pitch darkness. This lightstick might be a good choice for your camping lighting needs.

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The ten best Christmas survival gifts for the outdoors enthusiast

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A really popular post is the annual ten best gifts for an outdoor enthusiast. Before Christmas arrives, here are some gift ideas and new product reviews.

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How to: Make a skinny wallet a survival tool

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I already have too much stuff in my wallet – how do I carry survival gear without making it even thicker? Here’s how.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Getting Rescued – To Be Seen or Not

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Say you’re lost in a wilderness area. Survivors had to decide if it’s in their best interest to remain where they were or to attempt to make their own way back.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Preparing to Survive in the Wilderness

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In a survival situation, be it urban or wilderness, your gear alone will not save you. YOU must save yourself.

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